How early to arrive at Edinburgh Airport?

How early you have to arrive at the airport depends on the type of Edinburgh airport parking you have chosen. The general rule is that you have to be ready to go through airport security 2 hours before your flight departs. So before that time you have to have parked your car, go to the airport and check in for your flight. 

Park and Ride 

Park and Ride is often the most affordable parking option. With this option you drive straight to the airport parking lot. The parking lots are often located 10-20 minutes from the airport. In this case a shuttle bus will be available to take you to the airport. Please check the parking page of your parking provider to check the shuttle departure times and transfer time to Edinburgh airport.

Meet and Greet 

Meet and Greet parking at Edinburgh airport is the type of parking that saves you the most time. With this option you drive straight to the airport. Approximately 30 minutes before you arrive you call the parking provider  you have reserved your parking spot with to let them know that you are close. Upon your arrival a valet will be ready to park your car for you. This process should take no longer than 10 minutes.

International flights

When you are flying internationally you should keep in mind that the process of check in might be longer due to extra security measures or procedures. A check in time is usually provided with your flight reservation. We advise that you stick to this time. If you are unsure, you can always call your airline.

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